Five alternative population bases are under consideration. These estimates will be assessed prior to release and, depending on the quality, only limited outputs may be available, such as age by sex.
The population estimate for a given geography, including students placed at their non-term-time address.
The population estimate for a given geography, to place individuals in the household where they reside for most of the time, for example, second residences used for work purposes.
The population estimate for short-term residents in a given geography.
The population estimate for a given geography during standard working hours (taking account of the number of people who, for example, travel into a city to work). Effectively, this is a geographic redistribution of the usually resident population who are in work, allocated to their place of work.
The workplace population estimate plus those who are also usually resident in the area but not working. This base will be produced for the usually resident population (those who are resident or intending to be resident in the UK for 12 months or more). To produce the workday population, all other respondents who do not have a job the week before census day are allocated to the area where they usually live, and students are allocated to their term-time address.
Users have suggested univariate variables that they would like to see for both workplace and workday population estimates on both output area and workplace zone geographies, including age, National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC), social grade, and distance travelled (as for workplace statistics in 2001), plus industry; occupation; sex; qualifications; tenure; cars or vans; ethnic group; religion, and language. Demand has also been expressed for look-up tables that relate output areas to workplace zones.
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